As I was brushing my teeth this morning, these are the literal thoughts I had as I
squeezed the tube of fresh smelling, plaque killing toothpaste onto my toothbrush:
- I am thankful I don't have to mix baking powder--or is it soda--to brush my teeth
- I am thankful for modern technology! Remember this?! I will never complain about washing clothes again! (Someone, please, hold me accountable!!!!)
Trust me, I didn't look so happy when, in my childhood home, we had to hang the 14 loads of Monday's laundry outside during the Minnesota winters!
But today, the thing that I am most grateful for is: are you ready? This midwestern momma has discovered texting!!!! Have I mentioned, I love my new iPhone!
However, it is not the application I am most grateful for...it is the message contained therein.
Last night as I was texting my prodigal to say goodnight, I wrote:
"Son, I LOVE this texting thing, I can say g/n without bugging you!"
He replied: "I love you mommy! U never bug me! lol! G/N"
This message alone is worth whatever small monthly fee, to find yet, another way, to stay connected with my son. I am so thankful for his words. When you are the parent of a prodigal, you long for just a glimpse of the former things. In four simple words, I heard "my son" once again.
"And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us" Romans 5:5
Thank you Jesus!